“Whoever has my commandments and observes them
is the one who loves me.”
Source: USCCB.org John, chapter 14:15-21 “The Advocate”
For Parents to Teach to Their Children
Our Reading for Sixth Sunday of Easter
The Gospel from John, chapter 14:15-21
Source: USCCB.org “The Advocate”
“Jesus said to his disciples:
‘If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
And I will ask the Father,
and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always,
the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot accept,
because it neither sees nor knows him.
But you know him, because he remains with you,
and will be in you.
I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.
In a little while the world will no longer see me,
but you will see me, because I live and you will live.
On that day you will realize that I am in my Father
and you are in me and I in you.
Whoever has my commandments and observes them
is the one who loves me.
And whoever loves me will be loved by my Father,
and I will love him and reveal myself to him.’”
The Great Commandment
Our Art Gallery
Flower and Cross Prints
Honoring the Canonization Day of St. Thérèse of Lisieux
St. Thérèse Lisieux
“St. Thérèse of Lisieux, also called the Little Flower, was a young Carmelite nun. Although she wanted to travel all over the world, she actually lived her religious life in a cloistered convent. This means that once she passed through the doors into the convent, she never left. Though St. Thérèse died at only twenty-four years old, her diary was made into a book that people all over the world have read! Despite living behind the cloister walls, St. Thérèse is one of the greatest missionaries of the Catholic Church! St. Thérèse did everything because of the her of God, and she promised to spend her time in heaven doing good on earth, interceding for people as much as she could.”
Source: Sitting Like a Saint Catholic Mindfulness for Kids. Dr. Gregory & Barbara Bottaro, Illustrated by Michael Corsini Page 24
Our Materials for Print Making and Methods for Mixed Media Art Project
This collage is uses a cold-pack bag from grocery delivery to my home. I kept looking at these silver bubble wrap bags, thinking ,”This could make a fun art project.” I was right!
- Cut silver bag into the same size as the paper you’ll be using. I use watercolor paper for it’s strength.
- Use acrylic paint, squeezed from tube and/or bottles, in a few colors, making some “swirling” shapes, onto the silver bubble wrap.
- Take a piece of watercolor paper and carefully place it on to of the painted bubble wrap. Press down with both hands all over the paper.
- Carefully peel off the paper from the bubble wrap. Set aside to dry.
- Repeat the process until the painted bubble wrap has no more excess paint on it. Mine made four paper prints, and a pretty painted bubble wrap.
- Let everything dry completely.
- If desired, use broad tip markers to make the designs on the prints.
- Cut up the painted bubble into one or two crosses.
- Cut little pieces to decorate the prints as desired.
- Glue cross and pieces on the prints with white liquid glue of any type.
Remember, this is for fun. Each print will be different and the last two will have less paint on them. There is no need for perfection in making these. It’s for fun and to help us think about St. Thérèse Lisieux and her love of the little things in life that bring joy.
Our Art Project–Simplified Flowers and Cross for St. Thérèse Lisieux
This project uses markers and a piece of watercolor or art paper cut in half. If you’d like, cut little pieces of aluminum foil, or silver bubble wrap, to add a bit of sparkle to each drawing. If you have Sharpies in different colors, you can use them on the foil or bubble wrap, and it won’t smudge. I replicated the shapes and colors that are used in the prints from the art above, in “Our Art Gallery.” After your child has painted the background the markers, he or she can use a black or dark marker to draw designs over the colors. Invite your child to create whatever gives them joy.
Suggested Homework Activities–Week Thirty-One
Learning About the Holy Spirit– Readings from MagnifiKid! May 17, 2020. Vol. 17. Part 6. Section 4
“Recognizing the Holy Spirit” Page 2
“In the evening, think about the different moments of your day and choose the one that brought you the most joy and peace. It could be some encouragement from your teacher, a smile from a person you have helped, the beauty of a flower…”
“Pray to the Holy Spirit” Page 3
“In your prayers, ask the Holy Spirit to breathe love into you as you go through your day. If you are afraid of a person or a situation that has been worrying you, put your trust in the Holy Spirit.”
“The Holy Spirit’s names” Page 8
“In the Bible, the Holy Spirit has many different names. In the Old Testament, he is called the Spirit of God, Breath of the Almighty, Spirit of Understanding, the Spirit of power. In the New Testament, the Holy Spirit is called the Comforter, Paraclete, Advocate, the Spirit of Truth, of promise, f eternity, the Spirit of Life, Spirit of Grace, of wisdom…Each of these names helps Christians to better understand, notice, and accept how the Holy Spirit is working in their lives